Ed & Rob Gibson-Jenkins
About Ed & Rob Gibson-Jenkins
Our names are Ed & Rob and we have been a couple for over eight years. We have one very curious white schnauzer Bertie, who makes up the rest of our family. We have between us over forty years experience of working in the service industry working as cabin crew. We love to entertain family and friends and this property with having plenty of usable space was the ideal home, which has since further evolved into opening up now for guests.
Ed & Rob Gibson-Jenkins purchased this Guest House in 2014
Why Ed & Rob Gibson-Jenkins chose Eastbourne
The home originally built in 1939 was commissioned for two spinsters. John Clarke the architect built the house in the traditional arts & crafts design as was popular during the Art Dec period. The main door is flanked by imposing bay windows, fitted with contemporary plantation shutters. We have tried to retain as many original features within the property, seamlessly blending them into the more contemporary design elements to big together a four year renovation project that has now given birth to THE NICHE. Set within the small village of Willingdon at the foot of the South Downs National Park, it is the perfect location to relax, unwind and be at one with nature.
What makes this Guest House unique
At The Niche, both myself and Rob want to do the very best we can to ensure your stay with us a special one. Your stay with us begins even before you arrive as we will be on hand to offer restaurant recommendations, make table bookings, so that you can arrive safe in the knowledge it’s all in hand. We can also offer additional room enhancements for special occasions, such as sparkling wine upon arrival in your room. Breakfast is an all too important part of your experience at The Niche. All our breakfasts are all cooked fresh to order using locally sourced produce. We also have an extending array of alternatives to the Tradtiinal Full English, should you fancy a break from the norm. Our concept for The Niche is simple - Genuine warmth & hospitality, set in elegant surroundings with extra touches of luxury to surprise and delight our guests.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.